The HSCC’s Thruxton Easter Revival Meeting (30/31 March) will set a new record for the Hampshire track with the biggest even entry of racing cars at one meeting in the track’s 45-year history.
Response to the race meeting, which will be headlined by the Jochen Rindt Trophy for Historic Formula 2 cars, has out-stripped all expectations as over 270 entries have now been received for the event. The previous record entry for a race meeting at Thruxton was 242 cars during the 1980 season and with entries still open, the total could go higher still.
The Historic Sports Car Club’s race meeting will mark the 45th anniversary of the first Formula 2 event at the Hampshire track in 1968, won by Jochen Rindt in his Brabham BT23C.
“This is a new venture for us, so it was difficult to gauge how popular the event would be with our competitors,” said Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC. “We are absolutely delighted with the response: it has far exceeded our expectations.”
Circuit managing director Bill Coombs is equally thrilled with the success of the event. “We want to really build this into a major classic event on the schedule and this is a fantastic start,” he said. Coombs will be on the grid during the weekend, racing in both an Alexis in Historic Formula Ford and an Argo JM6 Classic Formula 3 car. “I’m also particularly pleased that we have had such a very strong response from our marshals for this event,” added Coombs.
For fans, the weekend represents outstanding value, with adult admission each day costing just £12, or only £9 when booked in advance. A two-day adult weekend ticket is just £17 and with children 15 and under admitted free, the event is a real Easter bargain. A family of four can enjoy a great day out for as little as £18 or a complete weekend for just £34. There will be a full programme of racing each day.
For more details about the HSCC, please visit www.hscc.org.uk
To book tickets for the event, please visit www.thruxtonracing.co.uk